The core issue all these mesh networks is they were not built with proper density which by our calculations for a network the size of mountain view would be about 45 nodes per sq mile, instead of the 30-32 nodes per square mile implemented.
YMMV... - Jeff On 8/30/06 9:29 AM, "Patrick Leary" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Matt, > > We are on the same page, trust me. There has yet to be a solidly working > civic access muni network. By solidly, I mean indoor coverage without > forced buying of a secondary CPE. We have also yet to see a successfully > scaled mesh network for low cost civic access. Philly and San Fran are > still on paper only. These networks are able to provide good outdoor > coverage only so far. That is also why we like playing the multipoint > backhaul layer. We can reliably deliver that middle layer and get high > connectivity for the mesh nodes, fixed cameras, traffic lights, a city > buildings, but the success of the Wi-Fi layer is beyond our control and > remains the questionable piece. > > Patrick > > -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On > Behalf Of Matt Liotta > Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 9:10 AM > To: WISPA General List > Subject: Re: [WISPA] Ma Bell's About Face On Muni-WiFi > > Patrick Leary wrote: >> I agree that many WISPs have panned muni wi-fi instead of leveraging >> their expertise. WISPs were arguably best positioned initially to >> address this need. Smart VARs and resellers got busy though and > whether >> WISPs realize it, almost all the VARs that serve the WISP community > now >> have a muni engagement. It is just a business reality. >> >> > And why shouldn't they? If you are radio vendor, reseller, or VAR muni > Wi-Fi is a great thing. You get to sell a bunch radios and consulting > time. It doesn't matter if the business plan makes sense or if the > network even works long term. operators on the other hand have to be > concerned about the long-term. > > Patrick, > > I bet your radios are doing great technically in the Mountain View > deployment, but you stated you personally aren't able to use the Wi-Fi > portion of the network. Does that make the network a failure from your > perspective as a consumer? > > -Matt -- WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/